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FIGURE 6. THE LOCAL-SYSTEMIC LINK Local inflammation produces ulcerations in the pocket epithelium creating risks for distant site infection or bacteremia Systemic dissemination of locally produced cytokines affects other organ systems  Bacterial diffusion releases biologically active molecules that trigger host responses in distant areas, elevating the serum cytokine level The resulting cytokines affect arteries and organs CRP synthesized in the liver as a result of circulating cytokines, produces damage to organ systems
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Periodontal Inflammation: Simplified

by Dr. Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Inflammation has been studied since ancient times. It was observed that as a result of irritation, injury or infection, tissues throughout the body react by increased redness (rubor), swelling (tumor), heat (calor), and pain (dolor).1 Today, we know that inflammation

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December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy

by Nicolas G. Loebel, PhD

INTRODUCTIONChronic adult periodontitis is generally understood to result from the presence of subgingival Gram-negative bacterial biofilms proliferating at the junctional epithelium.1 These biofilms are formed when colonizing microbes encapsulate themselves against the root and epithelial surfaces in a matrix composed

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December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Maximizing Clinical Benefits of Probiotics: Matching Metagenomics, Patient Age and Microbial Composition

by John G. Thomas, MS, PhD; Khaled S. Seifelnasr, BDS, DDS

I. INTRODUCTION: SETTING THE STAGE FOR PROBIOTICSIt started with an observation in 1928, Robert Fleming recognized the impact of penicillin with the subsequent evolution of antibiotic therapy; and it heralded the beginning of a journey which, unfortunately, has not fulfilled its

Figure 18. Blood agar plate with bacteria from a subgingival plaque sample after they were cultured under anaerobic conditions in an incubator.
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

How to Utilize Microbiology in the Treatment of Periodontitis

by Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

INTRODUCTIONThe main cause for tooth loss today is periodontitis. It predominantly strikes the over 40-year-old age group. Prevention of periodontitis is imperative to general and oral health with the population becoming progressively older.31 Periodontal patients can benefit from the additional

Figure 12. Based on the anatomic configuration of the intact extraction socket and due to financial constraints, conventional ridge preservation was not affordable at the time of extraction. Stabilization of the blood clot and biocompatible wound coverage was achieved by placing condensed gelfoam into each of the root sockets and the width of the extraction socket, and held in place with resorbable sutures (not depicted).
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Ridge Preservation and Bone Grafting for the General Dental Practitioner

by Jon B. Suzuki DDS, PhD, MBA; Diana Bronstein DDS, MS

Tooth extraction is one of the most widely performed dental procedures and tooth removal will generally result in alveolar bone loss, as well as structural and integral changes in the overlying soft tissue.2 A narrower and shorter knife edge ridge

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)
November 20, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Diabetes, Dental Hygiene and Your Dental Hygienist

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

As Canadians mark Diabetes Awareness Month this November, dental hygienists remind us that oral health professionals are important members of the diabetes health care team.   Research from the Canadian Diabetes Association shows that people with diabetes are particularly susceptible to

Oral Health America
October 9, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Oral Health America Announces 3M ESPE As New Major Supporter Of Fall For Smiles

by Oral Health America

According to a new public opinion survey commissioned by Oral Health America (OHA) and sponsored in part by 3M ESPE, over half of older adults polled in the US prioritize other medical conditions over the health of their mouth and

PR Web Group
September 27, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Poor Dental Health and Eating Red Meat Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease


The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease continues to explode among Americans. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP reports on two preventative measures that can be done to decrease the susceptibility to developing Alzheimer’s. Many genetic and environmental risk factors have

American Dental Association (ADA)
September 19, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPublic Health

American Dental Association Statement on Infection Control in Dental Settings

by American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) is deeply concerned about the first confirmed report of patient to patient transmission of hepatitis C in a dental practice setting linked to improper infection control practices. The ADA wishes to assure the public that

University of Buffalo
September 3, 2013 News General PracticeHealth & HealingOral Health

Study finds increased menthol cigarette use among teens

by University at Buffalo

Results raise concern about menthols being marketed as a ‘starter product’ for kids

August 27, 2013 News Health & HealingOral Health

For Victims of Abuse, Forgiveness is the Foundation of Healing

by Amrita Maat

Nurse Shares Steps for Releasing Pain, Forgiving Yourself and Others From child abuse and domestic violence to human sex trafficking and atrocities against civilians in war-torn countries, our world creates new victims daily. Broken bones and bruises heal, but for

American Dental Association (ADA)
August 26, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Quality Alliance Approves First Set of Performance Measures

by American Dental Association (ADA)

Dental Caries in Children: Prevention and Disease Management The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA), comprised of multiple stakeholders from across the oral health community, was established by the American Dental Association to develop performance measures for oral health care. The DQA’s

American Dental Association Foundation (ADA Foundation)
August 16, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

ADA Foundation Honors Community Groups Across the Nation Fighting to End Childhood Tooth Decay

by ADA Foundation

The American Dental Association Foundation awarded more than $114,000 in grants from the 2013 Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health to nonprofit organizations fighting to end childhood tooth decay. The ADA Foundation awarded the grants to 24 organizations

University of Buffalo
August 14, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

UB gets $1 million HRSA grant to educate nurses on oral health

by University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has been awarded a $1,120,953 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Nursing Education training grant to enable nurse practitioners to work with dental students in interdisciplinary teams, sharing educational and practice experiences

August 1, 2013 News Health & HealingOral Health

Psychological Abuse is the First Warning: Run, Get Out

by Dee Louis-Scott

Psychological abuse can be as damaging to the psyche as physical abuse can be to the body, yet little is written about this common problem, which is typically the precursor to physical abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic

Oral Health America
July 19, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Oral Health America To Launch Fourth Annual Fall For Smiles Campaign

by Oral Health America

Oral Health America (OHA) is proud to announce the launch of its fourth annual Fall for Smiles® campaign, conducted in collaboration with lead sponsors 3M ESPE, Crest + OralB and Patterson Dental, which focuses on educating communities about the importance

America's ToothFairy
July 11, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Medicom Donation to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation Affiliate Network

by Oral Health

Helps Provide Oral Health Services for Children in Need

Tri Hawk
June 26, 2013 News Dental OfficeDentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Tri Hawk donation increases dentists’ patient-handling capability

by Tri Hawk

Tri Hawk has donated six (6) separate prizes to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) for their Silent Auction fundraiser to be held in Nashville, TN during the June 27-30 AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits. The proceeds from the auction

American Dental Association
May 15, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPublic Health

America’s Dentists Launch Nationwide Campaign To Address U.S. Dental Crisis

by American Dental Association

‘Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference’ Offers Real-World Solutions  Harris Interactive Study Reveals What’s at Stake in America’s Dental Divide  ADA Research Brief Reveals Failure of Affordable Care Act to Cover Many Adults The  nation’s leading organization of

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
March 13, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Fluoride in Drinking Water Cuts Tooth Decay in Adults

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (School of Dentistry)

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has produced the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults, even those